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Hinesville Police Officer Arrested for Stealing a Gift Card

HINESVILLE, GA -

Hinesville Authorities say a Police Corporal was arrested and charged after they say he stole a gift card out of a towed car.

  That officer, Corporal Anthony Martin, has since been placed on administrative leave, according to investigators.

  According to the press release sent to News 3 by Hinesville City Hall, Corporal Martin had stopped the car in question for a traffic violation on January 25th.  It was towed and taken to a wrecker yard.  The owner reported at $500 gift card was missing the next day.

  When the Hinesville Police Department became aware of the reported theft, the criminal investigation of this matter was conducted by the Detective Division.

  HPD detectives conducted a full investigation into the case to include talking to witnesses.

   They found that Officer Martin may have been involved and he was placed on administrative leave.

  The investigation was discussed with Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden and
a warrant was issued for Martin for Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Martin  was arrested on February 6th, and appeared before Superior Court of Liberty County Judge Paul Rose for bond.  Martin remains on administrative leave pending the completion of the formal disciplinary process, according to Hinesville City Hall.

  Martin has been an officer with the City of Hinesville for 7 years.

  The Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office will handle the prosecution of the case
and determine if any other charges are to be made.

  News 3 will continue to follow this story and bring you the very latest.

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